A quarantine for .nl domain names
SIDN, the managing entity for the .nl domain has decided to impose a quarantine for .nl domain names. Concretely, this means that a .nl domain name will stay blocked for about 40 days after its registration has been cancelled. During that period, the resigning party has the right to re-register the domain name before it becomes publicly available.
According to SIDN, domain name registrations are sometimes cancelled by accident, after which the names can fall prey to domain hijackers or typo-pirates. This is not a new system. A quarantine system has been existing for quite a while, e.g. for .be domain names.